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Old 07-02-2010, 06:45 PM   #11
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We had been planning on taking Caden (he's my only right now, he's 7) to Disney World.
He's never been and neither have I! So I was kinda excited, then I found out I was pregnant. We are still going and so that limits the rides I can ride. We wont be going until September so I will be about 5 months along. I am just going to stay clear of the ones w/warning signs.
Id rather wait till this LO is born, but C really wants to go as scheduled, and I don't blame him. He wanted to go this summer but we planned too late and there will be less people in Sept.

I havent talked to my MW yet since Ive only had one appt so far, but Ill ask her. I assume shell say the same stuff about no jerky, sudden stop and go rides. So it's a compromise I guess.

I am bummed about it, since I doubt we will ever go back, being it's so expensive, but oh well, I know we will still have fun.

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Old 07-02-2010, 06:52 PM   #12
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Re: Can you ride roller coasters etc when pg?

When we went to a waterpark while I was pregnant every single slide had a do not ride if pregnant warning...even on ones using tubes...
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:32 PM   #13
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I wouldn't. I remeber going to Disneyworld and Universal Studios while pregnant and I didn't go on any of the really fast rides. It's not worth the risk. Even at 13 weeks, the 1st trimester is always the most delicate
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:53 PM   #14
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I would never risk it, it is not worth it to me, roller coasters will always be there but baby ...well you know what IU mean this is a short time in your life, just be careful, they are worth it!
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:23 PM   #15
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I frequent Disney World and a forum dedicated to it. This question gets asked a lot (And I went at 17weeks preg 2 years ago, so I've been in this situation. Hopefully will be in this situation again this year )

Many midwives and OBs have said the same thing - the risk is placental abruption (tearing away from the wall of your uterus) which can happen due to G forces & sudden starts/stops. Bumpy rides usually just make you very sick so they are also listed as no-goes, presumably so that they don't have to clean up vomit from women in their first trimester

Water slides are a no, because there's no way to be sure that someone won't come feet first down the slide before they should, and slam into your belly.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:55 PM   #16
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i went on one kiddie coaster at 12 weeks along..but it was also "safe" for my 30lb 37inch DD..so i figured if it was safe for her, it'd be ok for me and the baby. I wouldn't even think about a bigger coaster though.

I just think, if something happened, even a little later, i would always question if it was my fault, kwim?
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:39 AM   #17
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i would never take the risk, water parks, amusement parks, even disneyland, will always be there... I could never live with myself if something happened.
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Re: Can you ride roller coasters etc when pg?

I went to an amusement park when I was in my first tri with my first. Being a coaster junkie it was sooo hard not to ride everything!! I limited myself to smooth, swingy rides. No big, jerky coasters (well maybe just one, but I def sat out most of them), nothing upside down, nothing real spinny or jerky (like the scrambler). I know I did the carousel and possibly the log flume or something like that, but sat out all the 'big' rides.
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we just came home from six flags & i wouldn't and didn't ride any of the roller coasters while pregnant. i just would not chance anything. honestly I can't even stomach the carousel right now & i am 14 wks..

you never know whats going to happen - those rides jerk you around a lot - reminds me of car wrecks sometimes..
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Re: Can you ride roller coasters etc when pg?

I would not. I am uber cautious when preggo. The most adventurous I would be is the lazy river.

Perhaps instead of Six Flags, you hit up a state park for some outdoor fun instead, or a local splash park.
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